GOG Reopening Framework, Protocols & Resources

Published June 15, 2020

Over the past several months of the COVID-19 Pandemic, public art galleries have responded and adapted as needed by their institution and community.  From being forced to close to postponing exhibitions to pivoting programming online; there has not been a one-size-fits-all approach to dealing with the pandemic.  Re-opening is no exception.  Every gallery is different and will require a tailored plan to re-open to ensure the health and safety of everyone.

GOG has put together the following document with suggested guidelines and tips for reopening to protect the health and safety of employees, visitors, and the large community. As well, there are an abundance of resources on re-opening from other arts and museum organizations and case studies from around the world.  It is imperative that you and your institution continue to heed the health and safety advice established by your local, provincial, and national government health agencies and continue to monitor the situation as it continues to evolve.